The div Akvan, coming from Akoman and Aka Manah, in Avestan relates more or less to “noxious thinking.” Divs are old and skillful ancient biotic entities with disagreeable characteristics. Their definition is yet open and subject to interpretation. But always disobedient to the sovereign’s project and abyssal in nature, divs promoted another kind of order, other than the old Gods. Their project was always to disillusionize the ideas of divine nondestruction and nontechnological purity. They are on the side of destruction, technology and death. Rostam eventually captures the great White-Div——Div-e Sepid (دیو سفید), a nasty metamorphosical sentient master in “unsympathetic magic” and an expert in the crafts of necromancy [ارتباط با مردگان ——> he works with form, apparition and spirit, “dead bodies,” his knowledge-cosmos includes textures of mineral assemblage and recrystallization, {#White Div once destroys the army of Kay Kavus by conjuring a dark storm of hail.}] his blood is eventually instrumentalized in bringing back the lost eye-sights and unearthing the captured ones.

destruction, div, magic, Rostam, Shahnameh, tech,